Twenty years ago, Barton Springs’ cool waters saved radio-television-film senior lecturer Karen Kocher from her first Texas summer. While she used to bring a towel and a swimsuit, she now hauls a camera and a notebook.
Herpetology curator and lecturer Travis LaDuc has dedicated his life to the study of reptiles and amphibians. He shared his thoughts with The Daily Texan on books, snacks and superpowers last week at the turtle pond.
Every time Sarah Abare visited her grandfather as a kid, she ran straight to the 1,000-page art history textbook on his bookshelf. Twenty years later, the textbook sits on her desk in the Blanton Museum of Art.